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AGL 091: Life of a Champion with Bas Rutten

Bas Rutten

About Bas Rutten

Bas Rutten is the Former Heavy Weight Champion of the UFC and the three time King of Pancrase who has also made a name for himself outside the ring as an actor, host, inventor and television personality.

Bas has been seen co-starring in the Kevin James feature film Here Comes the Boom (2012) for Columbia Pictures. He also appeared in Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Zookeeper (2011).

In this interview we go over his early years and how Bas became a fighter and how he had to overcome medical conditions and bullying from a young age.  We also talk about what Bas is doing now and how he successfully maintains the mind of a champion even after fighting.


We talked about

  • His early days before MMA
  • How he became a fighter
  • Overcoming adversity
  • What it takes to be a champion
  • Pushing through failure
  • Building good habits
  • O2 Trainer

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